Branden Frazier, Khalif Wyatt NBA Star Power
These two outstanding players are taking over the A-10 with there leadership, and both are filling up the box scores. The A10 will be a rat race for player of the year. When will these guys be on draft board. I heard the nets have a close eye on this Frazier kid to land them in the backyard as a steal. Philly always has there eye on the temple and nova talent. Both of these players are well rounded players and could easily be on any nba roster.
they could easily play in the nba but they probably wont. as much as id like to see 1 or both of them in there it just wont happen. Wyatt dismantled carter-williams the other day and carter-williams will probably be a lottery pick. and wyatt isnt on anyones radar. Heres the thing. michael carter williams isnt even close to the best PG in america but scouts think he will be good in the nba and maybe rightfully so. But someone like wyatt who is clearly better just wont get that opportunity unless he averages 20+ points, temple makes a run in the tourney, or if he just dominates at the pre draft camp. which could happen. but it could happen for a number of guys. there is probably 100 guys in that same position right now. Hopeing frazier/wyatt get their deserved chance tho
Wyatt might get a look in the 2nd round if he returns his shooting numbers to his soph and junior yr %'s. He's savvy, clever and knows all the tricks of a seasoned veteran. Athletically he's not much at all, but he's got a lot of Sam Cassell in his game. If he doesn't make it to the NBA I think he'll be a dynamite pro in Europe.
Wyatt could make the NBA but NBA Star Power is nowhere to be found. He tore apart the Cuse but if you saw him play against the stellar man to man defense of Duke he really struggled. He was 3-15 for 6 points. He didn't get to the foul line one time. Against Syracuse he was 15-15 from the line. He has a pretty poor assist to turnover ratio and has been ice cold from 3. So he is a slightly undersized two that can't really shoot consistently from the outside. He is shooting 25.8 % from 3 and is still shooting almost 6 of them a game. Just like the previous poster said there are tons of guys just like him around. He will have to do something special to set himself apart and make the league.
Wyatt's more of a combo guard than an undersized 2.
He also torched Duke last yr to the tune of 22 points on 8-12 from the floor en route to an upset victory. For whatever reason, he's off to a poor start this yr shooting. He's a better shooter than his %'s this yr would indicate.
I agree with him being a more of a combo guard...really an undersized two and a combo guard are pretty similar anyway. He is also a better shooter than he is showing but it is alarming when anyone shoots that poorly from 3 in college. If you can't hit 30%+ as a senior you aren't going to be a good long range shooter in the NBA in my estimation.
IMO, combo guards are good enough to play with the ball in their hands. Not all undersized SGs are good enough to play with the ball in their hands. I think Wyatt is a good enough ball-handler and playmaker to be a back up PG as a pro (starter eventually in Europe). I think that if he were to be drafted, it'd be as a PG, not a SG. He did shoot 38% from 3 on good volume as a junior, so he's shown the ability. You can tell by his stroke at the FT line that he has really nice touch. It could be an issue of shot selection and volume, which wouldn't be the case at the next level since he wouldn't be counted on as much to be a volume scorer. He shot a good percentage across the board when he was more selective. Last yr Ramone Moore was the primary scoring threat from the perimeter. This yr it's Wyatt, which his game probably isn't suited for.
Brandon Frazier is not a player to be taken lightly.His numbers are solid but he probably won't make an NBA roster for the same reasons stated above me.
i think its kind of a shame that dudes like seth curry have a better shot @ making the nba than these studs